GB 1856 Cover Transatlantic Incoming Mail - Experimental
Stock Code: P190008693
1856 Transatlantic incoming mail. Fine yellow unpaid envelope sent from Richmond, Maine, United States to Liverpool. Carried per Cunard steamer "Canada". Rated at "24" cents at top left with a black "5" cents handstamp at right for the share of the U.S. inland rate debited from the British P.O. with a black "1/-" handstamp indicating the amount due from the Addressee upon delivery. Bearing a black Richmond dispatch cds at top right for MY.30.1856. with an Experimental fully dotted Liverpool arrival cds in blue alongside, the dotted datestamp was originally an experimental obliterator for stamps but was not adopted and so became a seldom used transit datestamp instead. Boston and America/Liverpool transit marks on reverse with some damage to backflap nevertheless a presentable example of this scarce datestamp.
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